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The X Factor Recap: Semifinalists Revealed!

December 06, 2012 10:17 PM by Melissa Stavarski

Last night on The X Factor, the Top 6 performed unplugged and viewer’s choice. Tonight, two acts are eliminated, revealing the The X Factor season two semifinalists. Also, Melanie Amaro performs her new single “Long Distance.” Keep reading to find out who stays, who goes, and who tops the leaderboard.

Immediately following last night’s performances, the contestants share their “fresh from the stage” feelings. Emblem3‘s Wes Stromberg says Demi Lovato needs to chill out a little bit, adding, ”We’ll definitely prove we’re not a downgraded version of anything.” Carly Rose Sonenclar feels great about both of her performances.

Diamond White says, “I feel like I gave it my all on stage … I hope America votes for me.” Tate Stevens tells his wife, “This is really the first time the judges said anything negative… luckily, they don’t vote.” In the end, Tate thinks his second song saved his night. Following their first song, the girls of Fifth Harmony are shaken by L.A. Reid’s constant criticism. Following their second song, the girls freak out over a tweet from Harry Styles of One Direction. Camila Cabello yells, “I’m dying!”

CeCe Frey says, “Simon said I’m not worth $5 million. He better watch out, because if he doesn’t write the check, someone else might.” CeCe thinks she deserves a spot in the finals, because she holds so much “love and respect and passion” for her art. Fast forward to the results show… CeCe falls short.

CeCe is eliminated.  CeCe says, “I’m very proud of everything that I’ve done on this show. I’m ready to leave it with this entire platform that I’ve acquired for myself. I hope I taught everyone at home that you need to love who you are. The more you love who you are, the less you are going to need anybody else.”

Melanie Amaro’s ”Long Distance” 

Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez deliver more results. Fifth Harmony and Diamond White are in the bottom two and must sing for survival. I wish they’d just call this a sing off… sing for survival is so dramatic. This isn’t the Hunger Games. Fifth Harmony sings ”Anytime You Need a Friend” by Mariah Carey. Diamond takes on Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance.”

No surprises here: Simon sends home Diamond White and Britney sends home Fifth Harmony.

L.A. congratulates both acts, adding, “You are all so lovable, you make this even tougher.” In the end, L.A. sends home Diamond White.  A long-winded Demi sends home Diamond White. 

Diamond hopes to return to The X Factor stage one day, performing one of her hit songs. Britney tells her, “You’re so young; the future is ahead of you and the world is yours.”

Top 4 (and semifinalists!) Leaderboard 

1. Tate Stevens

2. Carly Rose Sonenclar

3. Emblem3

4. Fifth Harmony

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3 Responses to “The X Factor Recap: Semifinalists Revealed!”

  1. Linda Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Tate Stevens… All the way!!!! He is super great!!!

  2. CJ Says:
    December 7th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Carly Rose is the clear winner! Spotless vocals!

  3. Caryn Says:
    December 7th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Carly Rose is far higher than the rest. That Emblem 3 needs to gooooooooooooo.


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